Osmosis Jones (2001)

 
Concept featured in clip:
Cleanliness, immune system
Location of clip: DVD: 08:35 - 11:00

 

Play Flickclip Here

Summary of clip: White blood cells are killing the bacteria that had contaminated the food that Frank ate. A deadly virus kills them.

Connection of flickclip to the concept:The clip shows that some illnesses can be avoided by making sure you wash your hands before eating and avoiding contaminated foods. It also shows that as great as our immune system is, deadly contagions can still undermine our ability to fight infections.
Suggestions to teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. How does the body fight infectious agents?

b. Is this a realistic picture of how white blood cells fight bacteria?

c. How can we help our bodies fight infectious diseases that we consume by mouth?

d. What happens when bacteria, viruses, or other contagions overwhelm or undermine our immune system?

2. The whole movie is a good way to introduce a learning cycle on the human body, the immune system, importance of good nutrition, and the digestive system.